Sir James Wolfensohn

Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank Group (1995-2005) and served as Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement for the Quartet on the Middle East. As president of the World Bank, he travelled to more than 120 countries in order to pursue the challenges facing the World Bank in regard to poverty and environmental issues. He successfully led initiatives on debt reduction, banking and finance, environmental sustainability, anti-corruption programs and AIDS prevention and treatment.